Summers, Hollis, 1916-1987

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Hollis Summers was born on June 21, 1916 in Eminence, Kentucky. He received an A.B. degree from Georgetown College (1937), earned an M.A. degree from Bread Loaf Middlebury College (1948), and a Ph.D. at the State University of Iowa (1948). Summers taught English at Holmes High School, Covington, Kentucky, at Georgetown College, and at the University of Kentucky. He joined the faculty of the Department of English at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio permanently in September 1959, where he remained until his retirement in 1985. In retirement, he was named an Ohio University distinguished professor emeritus. Summers authored several novels, a half-dozen volumes of poetry, and numerous short stories. He also co-authored a textbook with colleague, Edgar Whan. Summers frequently taught at writers' conferences and gave lectures and readings both domestically and abroad. In 1978, Summers was a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He also served on the Ohio Humanities Council. Summers died on November 14, 1987.

From the guide to the Hollis Summers Papers, 1930-1987, 1950-1987, (Ohio University)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Charleen Swansea Papers, 1928-2004 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Antioch Review mss., 1940-2007 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974. Anne Sexton Papers, 1912-1996, (bulk 1953-1974). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Hollis Summers Papers, 1930-1987, 1950-1987 Ohio University
creatorOf Harter, Carol. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1972. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. Nancy Hale papers [manuscript], 1950. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Summers, Hollis, 1916-1987. Hollis Summers Papers 1930-1987 1950-1987. Ohio University, Alden Library
creatorOf Meacham, Harry M. (Harry Monroe), 1901-1975. Harry M. Meacham papers [manuscript] , 1900-75. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn George P. Garrett Papers, 1929-2008, (bulk 1960-2000) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Antioch review. corporateBody
correspondedWith Garrett, George P., 1929-2008 person
associatedWith Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. person
associatedWith Harter, Carol. person
associatedWith Meacham, Harry M. (Harry Monroe), 1901-1975. person
associatedWith Modern Poetry Association corporateBody
associatedWith Ohio University corporateBody
associatedWith Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974. person
associatedWith Swansea, Charleen person
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Authors, American
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Birth 1916-06-21

Death 1987-11-14



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